Jose Felix Valencia III, 1942 - 2017


Jose Felix Valencia III
April 15th, 1942 - July 19th, 2017
Jose Felix Valencia III
Born: April 15, 1942
Died: July 19, 2017
His heart of gold was overflowing with love when he heard his calling home. As a life-long resident of Pecos, NM, he was a parishioner of St Anthony's de Padua Parish, an active member of St. Vincent de Paul, Knights of Columbus, and an original founder of Pecos Little League. He was very active in the community and made time to help neighbors and friends anyway he could. His life was spent working hard to support his large family. He was a food-service professional and worked at various places in Santa Fe and Las Vegas. Upon his retirement from New Mexico School for the Deaf 2006, Felix tried his hand at many traits. He spent his days volunteering his time and sharing his talents with the community. In June of 2015 Felix suffered a stroke, tragically changing his busy life. The last two years were spent at home with his wife, children and grandchildren. He enjoyed visits from friends and relatives. His generous heart showered us with love until the last beat.
Felix is preceded in death by: his parents Felix Valencia Jr and Mercedes S. Valencia, brother and sister-in-law, Alonzo and Vangie Valencia, daughter Josephine M. Valencia, and Mother-in-law Rose Olonia. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years and caretaker, Josie M Valencia. Children: Pamela Jaramillo (Wayne) Jose F. Valencia IV, Lorence Valencia, Audra Valencia, Bonny Chavez (Joe), and Beverly Armijo (Chris). Grandchildren: Brittany Herrera, Selina Lujan, Christopher, Joel, Joey, Don Rey, Ida, Mariah, Mia, and Marques Valencia, Angelina, Daniella, Elias and Liliana Chavez, Christopher JR, Gabriel, and Maliyah Armijo. Great-Grandchildren: Adelina Vinci, Laylah Vigil, and Tate Valencia. Sister, Jane Knutson (Ron), Nephews: Alonzo Jr and Kenny Valencia, and Sean Smyth. Many other beloved cousins, relatives and close friends. Services will take place at St. Anthony's Parish in Pecos. A public viewing on Tuesday July 25th at 5:00pm and rosary at 7:00pm. Mass of Christian burial will take place on Wednesday July26th at 11:00 am followed by interment at Pecos Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers: Chris, Joel, Joey, Don Rey, Kenny and Alonso Valencia, Sean Smyth, and Reynaldo Martinez
Honorary Pallbearers: Seferino Vigil, Daniel Roybal, Amanda Blea, Kimberly McDonald-Fisher